The Congressional omnibus budget bill is a compromise – a BIG compromise. It turns the clock back on regulations put in place after the financial market meltdown in 2008 had taken us to the brink of another Great Depression. It undoes the core provision of Dodd-Frank and increases the limit for wealthy giving to political campaigns.
The dog we hoped we’d buried still floats, as Views from the Edge published on MinnPost a year after the 2008 crisis.
Sorrowfully, memory is short, and, because the American electorate chooses amnesia to consciousness, the old dog still haunts us.